Who regulates medical marijuana in California?
Well, basically, nobody. State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano wants to change that. Today he announced legislation, introduced last month, that would bring medical cannabis under the policing of the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
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A vigil for 19-year-old Andre Lowe, fatally shot outside Hollywood's Empire Club last weekend, was scheduled for 5:30 tonight.
Organizers state that he was not a gang member and had just passed a state test to become a licensed security guard. Police told the Weekly that suspect, Robert Earl Thomas ... More >>
Updated after the jump with a response from the department, who claims Beerathon organizers need their own liquor license.
Originally posted at 6:45 a.m.
The first annual Los Angeles Beerathon -- set for Saturday, March 31 -- has been called off by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverag ... More >>
Additional reporting by Dennis Romero
*The Music Box Shuttered
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Those saddened by the recent closing of the Music Box have reason to be cautiously hopeful: Goldenvoice reportedly has taken over the legendary Hollywood venue.
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Infuse the booze.The rise of the gourmet bartender has drink-makers in California pushing the limits of the law. Not that they're trying to infuse your drinks with marijuana (which would be kind of cool). Rather, they want to push other herbs on your cocktails, but the law says no.
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Lina LecaroThe scene inside Voyeur.At Voyeur, strippers used the kitchen as a dressing room. At SBE-owned Industry, a table for the night costs $2,000, but don't expect to eat. At Hyde Lounge, another SBE hotspot, ask a bartender for food and you'll be told they don't serve any. That's accord ... More >>
Caesar SebastianDancing at Electric Daisy Carnival.More than eight months after the ecstasy hangovers faded, June's Electric Daisy Carnival rave is still making waves.
The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control says this week that it has filed actions against the L.A. Coliseum a ... More >>
Robert TakataBar Keeper's neon sign.Bar Keeper proprietor Joe Keeper doesn't just sell vintage cocktail shakers and uncommonly flavored bitters at his Silver Lake store. He sells ritual. And hopefully, he'll soon be able to sell alcohol.
On Tuesday, the eve of the store's fifth anniversary, ... More >>